Saturday, 9 February 2019

09-02-19 Saturday - Great White Egrets

Blustery winds but at least drier than yesterday, temp 9℃.  Disappointed sea-watchers report very little turning up in the teeth of Storm Erik.

Black-headed Gull at New Passage (John Martin)
White-fronted Geese
Great White Egrets
Short-eared Owls

Black Redstart

Barn Owl at Chew (Rob Hargreaves)

Castle Park: 
30 Greenfinch - best count in the roost so far this winter.

Finzell's Reach:
1 Peregrine at home today.

Stoke Bishop:
2 Blackcap - in another garden
09-02-2019 Grey Heron Eastville Park (Paul Milsom)
Eastville Park:
1 Grey Heron, 1 Tawny Owl

St Andrews Park:
50 Redwing

09-02-2019 Blackcap St Anne's and Crews Hole (Gill Sapsed & Lee Gardiner)


Aust Warth:
2+ Short-eared Owl. 1 Barn Owl.

Northwick Warth:
5 White-fronted Goose, 500+ Wigeon, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Merlin.

Severn Beach:
1 Oystercatcher.


Female Blackcap glued to the fat feeder despite the wind.

Clevedon pier:
Black Redstart.

Backwell Lake:
 2 Canada Goose, 23 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler, 26 Mallard, 6 Cormorant, 18 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 14 Black-headed Gull.

Anchor Head: (one-hour seawatch)
210 Dunlin downriver, 4 Kittiwake.

Bristol Airport:
2 Peregrine.


09-02-2019 Brambling Marshfield (Denise Whittle)

1 Brambling with Chaffinch flock

Little Grebes coming into breeding plumage at Blagdon (Rob Hargreaves)
Blagdon Lake:
1 Egyptian Goose, 30+ Shoveler, Little Grebes, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper.

Barn Owl at Chew (Rob Hargreaves)

Chew Valley Lake
5 Shelduck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Barn Owl, 1200 Starling.

Reed Bunting - Bob Brewer
Herriott's Bridge:
Reed Bunting.

Developments in bird tracking. A talk by Mike Bailey

Date: Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church, Westbury Hill, Bristol BS9 3AA.
see previous days for more details

Reports: Paul Bowerman, Paul Bowyer, Karle Burford, Lee Gardiner,  Richard Giles & Fiona Neate, Rob Hargreaves, Adrian Hockey, John Martin, Paul Milsom,  Jon Mortin, Phil Quinn, Stuart Sammonds, Gill Sapsed, Denise Whittle, blagdonlakebirdsCVRSnslbirdingopsbirdingsevernsidebirdsTBOSG